Sunday, August 30, 2009

Dawn of the Dead (2004) movie

Dawn of the Dead (2004)

Director: Zack Snyder

Writers: James Gunn
based on: George A. Romero

Genre: Horror, Zombies
Rating: 4

Inspiration: September Zombies week - check out the daily events this week

Description from imdb:
Due to unknown reasons the dead are returning to walk the earth and will attack anyone who gets in their way. A small group of survivors band together and decided to hide out in a large mall. The survivors manage to sustain control in the mall, but when supplies start to run low, another plan needs to emerge.

Tagline: When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth.

Amusing quote:

Confused Reporter: I understand you're having a difficult time killing these things, Sheriff.

County Sheriff: Just shoot them in the head! They seem to go down permanently if you shoot them in the head.

Director Cameo: [Zack Snyder] a member of a commando unit (with shades holding an assault weapon) in front of the Capitol Building in Washington, DC. This scene can be seen during the opening credits montage of video/news clips of zombie attacks.

- it is such a treat when directors make cameo appearances

By the end of production, 3000 zombie make-up effects had been created.

- who would have thought there were so many ways to create the zombie look

Odd moment:
When arming yourself against zombies, what would you choose if given a choice between a heavy metal crowbar or a wooden croquet mallet?

Anyhoo, I found it odd that the croquet mallet was selected. And, you can guess what happened to it in a matter of seconds.

Zombie speed:
Zack Snyder said that the reason his zombies run at full speed is because he wanted to avoid the inherent comic impression given by slow, shuffling undead.

Zombification: Unknown

Zombie mode:  feral

My thoughts:
In-a-word: hungry

I liked this rendition of survivors of a zombie infestation. The modernized version was done well. The music, imagery and slow-mo parts of the movie created a perfect zombie ambiance.

Each character represented the various human survivor traits. Made me wonder where I would fit it in. Or maybe not, maybe I'd be zombified??? argh!

Excuse me, I'm going to go read a zombie survival guide now.

Maybe even try to score a zombie survival kit.

Beware: Although the mall is a pretty ideal place to be during a zombie attack, you're stuck when the power goes out.

Ewww moment: the smallest zombie - you'll know what I mean when you watch this

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